UN: desertification and drought hit 3.2 billion people

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released a message on World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, June 17. The Catholic Church hurch has also been advocating the protection of the environment… Read More

Archbishop Fisichella: ‘Poverty concerns all of us’

Pope Francis’s message for the 5th World Day of the Poor was presented on Monday morning by the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization. Read More

Leaders for Peace: Campaign kicks off with look at post-pandemic world

The Italian Embassy to the Holy See presents the global campaign of Leaders for Peace to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See. The theme of the presentation is… Read More

Bishops of Burkina Faso and Niger call for improved security in the Sahel region

The Bishops’ Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (CEBN) expresses concern about the growing rate of insecurity in the Sahel region and calls on authorities to make urgent efforts to… Read More

Pope urges inclusive and sustainable food systems

As the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) kicks off its 4-day Conference on Monday, Pope Francis sends a message on how the world needs to rebuild after the current… Read More

Burkina Faso: Cardinal Ouédraogo calls for solidarity over deadly attack.

Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo, the Archbishop of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, has called for solidarity and prayers with victims of the country’s recent deadly terrorist attack, in years. Read More

Pope: The poor enable us to discover the true face of the Father

Pope Francis releases his message for the fifth World Day of the poor. He highlights the need for conversion and for an approach that counters new forms of poverty in… Read More

Group of Seven agree on mass vaccination

The Group of Seven nations has agreed to participate in a worldwide vaccination plan to halt the coronavirus pandemic. It comes amid concerns that impoverished countries are being left out… Read More

Pope offers assistance to Catholic charity in southern Italy

Cardinal Konrad Krajiewski, papal almoner, offers the support of Pope Francis to a local Catholic charity in San Severo in the province of Foggia, southern Italy opening its doors to… Read More

Pope prays for victims of child labour, migrants dying at sea and for Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Pope Francis prays for the victims of violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, as well as for all those who risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea, and for children forced… Read More

Pope at Angelus: Discover the presence of God in our lives

At his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis reminds us to have attentive eyes in order to see how God’s hidden presence is always there and at work in our lives and… Read More

Myanmar Church urges ‘humanitarian corridor’ to conflict zones

The United Nations warns that with thousands of displaced people cut off from food, water and medicine in Kayah state, mass deaths could result from starvation, disease and exposure. Read More

Caritas appeals to G7 to cancel debt of poor countries

Group of Seven rich nations of the world kicked off its 3-day summit in the small village of Carbis Bay in Cornwall, UK. The global recovery from the pandemic is… Read More

G7 leaders look to post pandemic recovery promising to learn from past mistakes

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the G7 summit of the world’s most advanced economies is a chance to learn lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic and ensure they do… Read More

Cardinal Hollerich: Pope Francis inspires EU Bishops with hope

In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), speaks about his audience with Pope Francis,… Read More

Korean Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik is the new Prefect of the Clergy

Pope Francis accepts the resignation of Cardinal Beniamino Stella due to age limit. As has already happened with the Congregation for Worship, the change of leadership for the Dicastery that… Read More

Holy See: Places of religious cultural heritage should be protected and promoted

The Holy See’s Permanent Observer to UNESCO, Msgr. Francesco Follo, highlights the importance of collaborative efforts in protecting religious cultural heritage sites while preserving their historical, cultural and religious significance… Read More

Iran expels Italian nun who has spent her life for the poor of the country

Seventy-five-year-old Sister Giuseppina Berti is denied a visa renewal. Read More

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop in Ferns, Ireland

Pope Francis appoints Father Ger Nash, a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe, as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Ferns, in Ireland. Read More

Covid-19: Caritas Internationalis launches appeal for India as cases rise

As cases in India continue to rise, Caritas Internationalis launches an appeal for donations to help those affected by COVID-19 Read More
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